Link preview in the (lost) bottom bar of the browser window

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Link preview in the (lost) bottom bar of the browser window

Post by uwethomas » 2021-01-12, 13:01

Hello there :)

(running Windows 10) since the last security update of Basilisk (which a sort of crashed Palemoon settings while open at the same time with Basilisk), Palemoon browser is not showing any more the bottom bar and therefore also no (internet address) preview when you hover over a link on a page.

Is there anything what could be done about it?

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Re: Link preview in the (lost) bottom bar of the browser window

Post by Moonchild » 2021-01-12, 14:02

Re-initialise the component by going to about:config, and setting status4evar.firstRun to true (double-click) then restarting the browser.
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Re: Link preview in the (lost) bottom bar of the browser window

Post by uwethomas » 2021-01-13, 16:07

Moonchild wrote:
2021-01-12, 14:02
Re-initialise the component by going to about:config, and setting status4evar.firstRun to true (double-click) then restarting the browser.

Thank you Moonchild for your kind advice.

I did as you have been indicating, but for some reason my setting to 'true' is not going to be saved and always (tried it 3 times) goes back to 'false' after the restart.

Am I missing any point?

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Re: Link preview in the (lost) bottom bar of the browser window

Post by Moonchild » 2021-01-13, 16:57

That is as expected.
It's a one-time flag. When you restart, it will re-initialize the component and flip the pref to false (indicating it's done)
If you are still missing the status bar after that, try hitting Ctrl+/ as you may have inadvertently hidden it.
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Re: Link preview in the (lost) bottom bar of the browser window

Post by uwethomas » 2021-01-13, 17:11

Moonchild wrote:
2021-01-13, 16:57
That is as expected.
It's a one-time flag. When you restart, it will re-initialize the component and flip the pref to false (indicating it's done)
If you are still missing the status bar after that, try hitting Ctrl+/ as you may have inadvertently hidden it.
Well, still missing the status bar after trying to do as you recommended in your first reply.

So, you mean I should hit Ctrl and + and / at the same time?

And when should I do so?

After changing the proposed setting from false to true and/ or during restarting the browser? :)

I am a little confused, I must admit ;)

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Re: Link preview in the (lost) bottom bar of the browser window

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-01-13, 17:13

Oh ffs.
Is it that you have no idea where you are going or what you're supposed to be doing right now?
Or did you just assume when you saw that timer that something in this room is capable of turning it off?

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Re: Link preview in the (lost) bottom bar of the browser window

Post by uwethomas » 2021-01-13, 17:18

New Tobin Paradigm wrote:
2021-01-13, 17:13
Oh ffs.
Dear Tobin,

I have no clue what you are trying to tell me with your short cuts :)

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Re: Link preview in the (lost) bottom bar of the browser window

Post by RJules3 » 2021-01-13, 18:59

If you don't like keyboard shortcuts, just go to the menu --> Preferences --> Status Bar and make sure it is checked.

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Re: Link preview in the (lost) bottom bar of the browser window

Post by uwethomas » 2021-01-13, 22:19

RJules3 wrote:
2021-01-13, 18:59
If you don't like keyboard shortcuts, just go to the menu --> Preferences --> Status Bar and make sure it is checked.
Thank you very much for this easy and finally working hint ^^

Did not think that it would be as simple :)

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Re: Link preview in the (lost) bottom bar of the browser window

Post by ron_1 » 2021-01-13, 22:22

Off-topic:
uwethomas wrote:
2021-01-13, 17:11
So, you mean I should hit Ctrl and + and / at the same time?
FTR: No, he meant hit Ctrl and / .

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